May 27, 2012, 08:37 PM
Rice Plantation Finds
I found these items at an old Rice Plantationand would like some help in identifying them.
May 27, 2012, 08:48 PM
I have no idea. But that item in the first picture is interesting. Great find!
May 27, 2012, 08:50 PM
Thanks I am cleaning it up right now and was hoping to get some insight on what some of these items are.
May 27, 2012, 09:02 PM
The one piece looks like it could have been a hoe at one time because of the hole where a handle might go. Another piece looks like it might be a blade for cutting rice. Does the piece shaped like a J have a sharpened edge on one side?
May 27, 2012, 09:18 PM
The items with the engravings (Pictures 1, 3, & 4) on them look like part of a sideplate off an old rifle. In the first pic what is stamped on the back, I think I can see WIL?
Last edited by ffuries; May 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM.
TSgt, USAF Retired
May 27, 2012, 10:29 PM
The Back says "Wilson" I hope that helps. I have new pics i put them through Electrolysis and i will post the new pics
Originally Posted by ffuries
May 27, 2012, 10:40 PM
There are several Wilson's that made flintlocks, somebody who is more knowledgable about them will help fill in the blanks. That said it appears you have parts of a Serpent or Dragon sideplate to a Wilson (which Wilson I don't know) flintlock.
Last edited by ffuries; May 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM.
TSgt, USAF Retired
May 27, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Yes, the first item is certainly the sideplate from a rifle. Should be made of brass, and no need to do electrolysis on brass items (it is Not the preferred cleaning method). Not sure why it turned out silver colored, unless you had something else in there with it, or reversed the positive and negative on your electrolysis tank. That's a great find, and you may find more pieces of it later on in the same field.
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